February 23rd 07, 12:00 PM
Every person who starts a rescue group isn't independently wealthy. The
anticipation might be to just have to get shots and speutering to start with
and the OP happened upon a cat with more expensive needs.
I said it is wise to check out anyone before you send them money. In this
case have you discovered anything that would indicate this person to be
running a scam? If so please share the results of your research.
"Cat Protector" > wrote in message
> That isn't the point at all. The main point is, how can she start a rescue
> if she doesn't have the financial means to handle getting care for one
> cat. If she can't pay to get one cat's operation or treatment then how
> will she handle the many others she intends on helping. I recommend she
> volunteer for a larger rescue and do fostering for them.
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> "Wendy" > wrote in message
>> Take a chill pill. Many rescue groups get started with just one person. I
>> can understand being guarded about sending money to people before
>> checking to make sure it's legit but someone who is working on their own
>> and can't afford to pay this vet bill undoubtedly doesn't have the money
>> to pay to establish the corporation and apply for non-profit status.
>> "Cat Protector" > wrote in message
>>> I'm cruel? I don't think it's wrong or cruel to ask how you are able to
>>> operate without a license and a tax ID. Most legitimate groups have the
>>> necessary paperwork to prove they are a non-profit and thus allowed to
>>> operate. If I was a cruel guy then why would I donate money every year
>>> to rescues who BTW, are legally allowed to operate, have the necessary
>>> tax ID #'s that prove their non-profit status? Nobody's telling you to
>>> stop rescuing cats but you can't blame people for asking if you are
>>> legal to operate. Also, scammers abound on the internet and when someone
>>> comes on asking for money to help a cat or they'll be forced to
>>> euthanize them is not only a bad tactic to use but also unethical.
>>> I have worked with many rescues and none of them have said "help this
>>> cat or I'll have them euthanized if I don't receive any money." A lot of
>>> the smaller rescues and even some of the larger ones will often work
>>> with vets that can have procedures done at a reduced rate.
>>> Nobody is making your life harder and I don't think it is unreasonable
>>> to ask if your rescue group or organization is legally allowed to
>>> operate especially if someone who wishes to donate asks for your tax ID
>>> # so they can write off the money they gave you as a donation.
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>>> "Laura" > wrote in message
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>>>>I am not breaking any law in my city...
>>>> I have proof.......I have references from the many adoptions I have
>>>> I don't understand why you are so bent on making everyone's life harder
>>>> would u rather I stop rescuing cats? and have them out on the streets
>>>> Some people are cruel and you sir are one of them